Here’s a look back at Thursday’s farm:
Memphis Redbirds 6, El Paso Chihuahuas 4
Arturo Reyes (SP): 7 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Harrison Bader (OF): 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBIs, K
Paul DeJong (SS): 2-4, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 R, K
In support of Arturo Reyes, the Redbirds were able to score six times on Thursday to knock off the Chihuahuas, 6-4.
Reyes lasted seven innings and allowed four runs but was taken off the hook (and given the win) by the Redbirds, specifically the five and six hole hitters. Paul DeJong smacked two more home runs and Harrison Bader racked a two-run shot later in the game.
Bradenton Marauders 5, Palm Beach Cardinals 1
Derian Gonzalez (SP): 3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Shane Billings (OF): 1-3, 3B, R, K
The Cardinals went pretty quietly on Thursday, falling to the Marauders, 5-1, with just three hits to speak of.
Derian Gonzalez surrendered four runs over his three innings of work, which proved to be too many for his offense to make up. Palm Beach hitters went just 3-for-30 on the evening, and Shane Billings - who collected one of the hits - scored the Cardinals’ only run.
South Bend Cubs 5, Peoria Chiefs 3
Steven Farniaro (SP): 7 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2
Nick Plummer (OF): 1-3, HR, 2 RBIs, BB, 2 R
Costly errors in the field proved to be the difference in the Chiefs’ 5-3 loss to the Cubs on Thursday.
A fielding error on Alberto Mineo in the opening frame allowed the Cubs to jump ahead, and they did not look back: facing starter Peoria starter Steven Farinaro the Cubs scored five times to defeat the Chiefs.
MEM: Mike Mayers
SPR: Jack Flaherty
PMB: Ryan Helsley
PEO: John Kilchowski